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simple story. john roberts is someone who prepares fastidiously for everything in his life and he prepared for this as well. he prepared a card. he -- which i think we have behind -- we have a copy of it, 'cause it's in my book. and in that card, he parsed out precisely how the words would be broken -- would be broken up. do we have the card there? let's see. that is the redo, that photograph there at the white house the next day. anyway, he divided up the words and put it on this card. this card was then e-mailed to a secretary on the congressional committee that was supervising the inauguration. that secretary never forwarded the card to the obama transition office, so, obama didn't know how roberts was gonna divide up the words. what happened was if you listen very carefully is that obama interrupted roberts, after he said his name. "i, barack obama -- i barack hussein obama" -- roberts expected him to say do solemnly swear in that first line. that's what confused the two of them. and then that next line, "will faithfully execute the office of the united states" that's what was
justice john roberts will swear in president obama this morning. justice roberts will get in a little practice. history won't repeat itself from the 2009 inauguration flub. suzanne malveaux reminds us how everything went down then and what we can expect now. >> i barack -- >> i will execute the -- faithfully the office of the president of the united states -- >> it was a slip of the tongue, a stumble over words both president obama, a constitutional law professor and chief justice of the supreme court john roberts should have known like the back of their hands. but the mistake made for an awkward moment in the middle of a solemn occasion. the swearing in of the first african-american president in front of a crowd more than a million strong on the national mall. robe robert's flub was significant enough that the oath had to be taken again. the very next day at the white house. >> i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states. >> reporter: cnn senior legal analyst jeffrey toobin wrote an entire book about this awkward moment in presidential history titled "the o
justice john roberts sort of flubbed a line in the oath, the word faithfully. and the president kind of stumbled in response. and then the next day he went to the white house and out of an abundance of caution, the white house said he did the oath again. so that was two. and then because the inauguration day, as dictated by the constitution falls on a sunday, they have the inaugural ceremony on the monday. so that's four times. >> yeah. >> that's a lot of oaths. >> and they like it. they're cheering for that. and they're cheering for you, brianna. it's always such a pleasure to work with you. >> nice to be with you. >> yeah, it's great. remember last time we were freezing four years ago. >> i think it's going to be cold monday. i've got my long johns ready. >> yeah, this is our service today. this is our -- we did our service today. but today is a national day of service. have you done your part yet? there is still time. more ahead here on cnn. i need you. i feel so alone. but you're not alone. i knew you'd come. like i could stay away. you know i can't do this without you. you'll ne
Search Results 0 to 5 of about 6 (some duplicates have been removed)